Spotlight Sailor – YN2 David Hurley
YN2 David Hurley
Navy Reserve Spotlight Sailor
Petty Officer Second Class, Yeoman, Selected Reserve
Hospital Security / Fitness Coach
Biresboro, Pennsylvania (currently resides in Reading, Pennsylvania)
Petty Officer 2nd Class Hurley became the first person in his family to earn degree when he graduated from Penn State University in 2014. Before going back to school to earn his degree Hurley deployed from U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Fla. to Qatar from May 2009 until April 2010.
How have you benefited from your service in the Navy Reserve?
The Navy Reserves has allowed me to continue to serve my country post-active duty, while still allowing me to live and enjoy a civilian lifestyle. The Navy Reserves has allowed me to utilize my skills and experiences of both active and reserve duty in the civilian world, which in return has allowed me to share my story and experiences with those around me, inspiring them to do what it takes to reach their dreams and ambitions.
Why did you choose to join the Navy Reserve?
I chose to join the Navy Reserves because once I completed my active duty commitment, I wanted to enhance both my civilian and naval careers even further by attending school full time while still serving my country. The Navy Reserves has allowed me to fulfill multiple commitments that I promised myself at an early age I would complete throughout my life. One of which was to do something with my life that is extraordinary such as serving my country. The other was to become the first person in my family to obtain a degree.
In my Navy…
In my Navy, I have witnessed and experienced the change in many rules and regulations, but one thing has stayed constant – the pride and professionalism of our Sailors in carrying out the Navy core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment.